What Can I Expect Owning a Pest Control Business? | Pestmaster Franchise


What Can I Expect Owning a Pest Control Business?

What Can I Expect Owning a Pest Control Business?

Today’s post is all about what you can expect running a pest control business with Pestmaster. Read on to learn what it’s like working in this lucrative industry as a franchise owner.

Getting To Know The Pestmaster Model

For more than 39 years, Pestmaster has been helping entrepreneurs build successful pest control businesses in the United States and abroad. The Pestmaster brand was founded by Jeff Van Diepen in 1979 in the small community of Bishop, Califnoria. From those humble beginnings, Pestmaster has grown into a top-100 ranked pest control business and GSA Contract Holder.

Our business model focuses on three major areas of service:

  1. Pest control, which refers to the regulation or management of various “pest” species via the application of insecticides, environmental controls, traps/baits, and other technologies.
  2. Vegetation management, which refers to the targeted control and elimination of unwanted vegetation that may harbor rodents, birds, and other harmful pests.
  3. Vector control, which refers to the eradication of pests that transmit disease pathogens. Mosquito treatment is the most common form of vector control.

Our business model is sleek and profitable. All you need to start is:

  • Any late model (white) pickup truck or wrapped service van
  • Backpack spray unit
  • Uniform
  • Pest control materials (chemical, monitors, bait stations, etc)

You’re not required to buy anything through us, but we can connect you with regional representatives who will get you discounts on equipment and chemicals.

Beyond getting access to our proven business model and start-up support, Pestmaster owners receive:

  • Massively discounted liability insurance and full assistance acquiring your Commercial Applicators License
  • Top-tier training that eliminates the need for prior skills or experience
  • Ongoing support
  • A dedicated corporate team to help you win government contracts
  • Exclusive sales rights to a territory containing about 500,000 prospects
  • A nationally recognized brand name and trusted reputation

Best of all, our model is extremely flexible and effortlessly scalable. Owners have the option of operating entirely out of their homes in the early goings, then expanding to offices and multiple territories in the future. You can start with a hand-picked team, or as a single person operation to control costs.

What To Expect As An Existing Pest Control Business Owner

In addition to building businesses from scratch, we also help existing owners build greater equity in their pest control business model. As a GSA Contract Holder with a corporate team dedicated to helping you win bids, we will help you acquire lucrative government contracts to complement your current commercial and residential clientele.

Naturally, existing pest control business owners pay less than entrepreneurs starting from scratch. Take $12,500 off the opening rate when conversing your existing business, and use your existing equipment for even more savings.

You can learn more about start-up costs on the Pestmaster Costs and Criteria page.

Read Testimonials From Real Pestmaster Franchisees

If you really want to know what to expect, check out the Pestmaster Testimonial page for first-hand descriptions of life as a franchise owner. We also offer all prospective buyers the chance to speak with some of our current franchise owners before signing the franchise agreement.

Learn More About Pest Control Franchise Opportunities Near You

Visit the Pestmaster Franchise Homepage or call 805-525-8866 to learn more about what it’s like to run a pest control business in 2019.



Pestmaster is both an innovative and environmentally sensitive pest management services provider. With a unique, progressive, and extremely successful franchise business model, Pestmaster professionals provide state of the art, scientifically-based integrated pest management solutions for the most challenging pestiferous problems. Pestmaster, a 21st century organization that is leading the way in the fast growing pest management industry.

Dr. Stuart Mitchell | BCE

I’ve been in the industry for years and I can’t tell you just how valuable the Pestmaster franchise opportunity really is. I have much greater access to identifying and getting potent government contracts with the help and assistance from the corporate office. We would not be nearly as successful as we are today, had we not purchased a Pestmaster Franchise.

Wayne Holliday & Tommy Houk | Pestmaster of Lake City & Gainesville, FL

Pestmaster® has been the best investment I’ve ever made in my life!

Barrett Alley | Pestmaster of Kingston, NY

We had options, but if we hadn’t decided on a Pestmaster franchise, we could not have gone from just one to several employees in less than one year of purchasing the franchise. Without the franchise, we would not have known about the high-dollar pest control services opportunities such as West Point Academy and we would certainly not have become the successful contract bidder that we are today.

Paul Alley | Pestmaster of Kingston, NY

I owned my own small pest control business for six years before I decided to buy a national brand franchise. The amount of business I was able to produce in those six years was doubled in just my first year with Pestmaster. Joining the Pestmaster brand was an excellent choice for me and for the future of my business.

Chris Nelson | Pestmaster of Salt Lake City, UT

I knew I was ready to start a business and looked for a long time but could not find my value-added proposition What could I do better than anyone else to distinguish me from the others in any industry? I have always been a technical person, so I was not confident in my ability to start a brand and market it. I also didn’t want to start from zero without help and support in my new adventure. For these reasons I looked into franchising opportunities and quickly found Pestmaster. They provided the value-added proposition, branding, marketing and support that I was looking for. The business model works and the people in the PFN will help you succeed.

Jerome Snyder | Pestmaster of Central New York

The Pestmaster Franchise Network has enabled me to secure government contracts and group pricing with several vendors. The training from our entomologist and combined experience is incredibly valuable. It is a great network of knowledge, experience, and Camaraderie.”

Justin Kendall | Pestmaster of Virginia Beach, Virginia
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